Posted by Garnet71 on January 11, 2009, at 9:47:31
In reply to Re: Scared to try Lamictal - seeking opinions please » Garnet71, posted by yxibow on January 11, 2009, at 4:43:45
Thanks Jay. BUT-your missing the whole point. In treating a cancer patient-there is evidence of cancer to treat.
In treating 'our' disorders-they do not collect evidence. AND-the mechanisms of how some of the drugs work are a mystery according to the researchers and drug companies themselves.
I think part of the reason there are few tests designed and/or used for us (such as brain scans, neurotransmitter tests) is that people like 'us' are still devalued by society.
Also-why are alzheimer's, parkinson's, epileptics etc., NOT treated by psychiatrists, but people like 'us' are resorted to the trial and error medicine?
I think its archaic, medically unprofessional, irresponsible, and unethical to prescribe so many people SSRIs w/o conducting any tests. I seriously think they cause permanent damage or dependence. So many people are given these drugs with no investigation.
I realize these drugs really help a lot of people, but my main concern is with SSRIs and their widespread use and lack of testing for the disorders they are prescribed for.
By the way, I also do not take over the counter medicines--ever-for coughs, colds, or flu. Only aspirin or advil for headaches if absolutely necessary.